Video game nerds have kinship with Vikings punter Chris Kluwe

Whether it's Madden video football or World of Warcraft online role-playing, Kluwe shares his interest with fans.
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Whether it's Madden video football or World of Warcraft online role-playing, Kluwe shares his interest with fans.

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